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Milwaukee’s bid preference questioned

A Milwaukee lobbyist is accusing the city of violating the spirit of a new state law that bans local bid preferences. Richard Wanta, executive director of the Wisconsin Underground Contractors Association, said the Legislature clearly meant to ban local preferences in the 2011-13 state budget bill. The city attorney’s office mostly concurs with Wanta’s opinion. According to the budget bill, ...

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Man wrongly convicted of murder sues city, police (UPDATE)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A second man who was wrongly convicted of a murder that was later linked to a serial killer has sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department, saying detectives framed him. William Avery, 39, was released from prison last year after DNA from the murder of Maryetta Griffin was connected to Walter Ellis, who was convicted ...

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